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CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
recent presidential town hall, the 2008 meeting of senators barack obama and john mccain. this debate was the second of three held during that campaign. it took place at belmont university in nashville, tennessee. the questions came from undecided voters from the nashville area. and moderator tom brock awe was allowed to include questions submitted online. this is almost two hours. -- >> good evening from belmont university in nashville, tennessee. i'm tom brokaw of nbc news. and welcome to this second presidential debate, sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's debate is the only one with a town hall format. the gallup organization chose 80 uncommitted voters from the nashville area to be here with us tonight, and earlier today, each of them gave me a copy of their question for the candidates. from all of these questions and from tens of thousands submitted online, i have selected a long list of excellent questions on domestic and foreign policy. neither the commission nor the candidates have seen the questions. and although we won't be able to get to all of th
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
meeting of senators john mccain and president obama. this was held at belmont university in tennessee. the questions came from undecided voters from the nashville area. tom brokaw was allowed to include questions submitted on- line. this is almost two hours. >> good evening from belmont university in nashville, tennessee. i'm tom brokaw of nbc news. and welcome to this second presidential debate, sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's debate is the only one with a townhall format. the gallup organization chose 80 uncommitted voters from the nashville area to be here with us tonight. and earlier today, each of them gave me a copy of their question for the candidates. from all of these questions -- and from tens of thousands submitted online -- i have selected a long list of excellent questions on domestic and foreign policy. neither the commission nor the candidates have seen the questions. and although we won't be able to get to all of them tonight, we should have a wide-ranging discussion one month before the election. each candidate will have two minutes to r
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 8:45pm EDT
to the fundamental disagreement between governor palin and me and senator mccain and barack obama. and that is that we will fundamentally change the focus of the economic policies. we will focus on the middle- class because it is when the middle class is growing that the economy grows and everybody does well. much as the focus on corporate america. >> i think the commission also. it is a privilege to be here and speak with americans. a good barometer here to see if this was a good time are a bad time in america's economy -- go to a kids' soccer game on saturday and turn any parent on the sideline and say how are you feeling about the economy and i bet you you will hear some fear in that parents voice. fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market. did we just take a major hit with those investments? fear about how will we afford to send our kids to college. a fear as small-business owners on how we will bar any made to increase inventory or hire more people. the barometer will be resoundingly that our economy is hurting and the federal government has
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
and continue to harm our economy. >> moderator: senator? biden: charge is absolutely not true. barack obama did not vote to raise taxes. the vote she's referring to, john mccain voted the exact same way. it was a budget procedural vote. john mccain voted the same way, it did not raise taxes. number two, using the standard that the governor uses, john mccain voted 477 times to raise taxes. it's a bogus standard. but if you notice, gwen, the governor did not answer the question about deregulation. did not answer the question of defending john mccain about not going along with the deregulation, letting wall street run wild. he did support deregulation almost across the board. that's why we got -- >> moderator: would you like to have an opportunity to answer that? palin: i'm still on the tax thing because i want to correct you on that again, and i want to let you know what i did as a governor or mayor, i'm going to talk straight to the american people and let 'em know my track record also. as mayor every year i was in office, i did reduce taxes. i eliminated personal property taxes and eliminated s
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
disagreement between governor palin and me and senator mccain and barack obama, and that is that the -- we're going to fundamentally change the focus of the economic policy. we're going to focus on the middle class, because it's -- when the middle class is growing, the economy grows and everybody does well, not just focus on the wealthy and corporate america. >> thank you, senator. governor palin? >> thank you, gwen. and i thank the commission, also. i appreciate this privilege of being able to be here and speak with americans. you know, i think a good barometer here, as we try to figure out has this been a good time or a bad time in america's economy, is go to a kid's soccer game on saturday, and turn to any parent there on the sideline and ask them, "how are you feeling about the economy?" and i'll bet you, you're going to hear some fear in that parent's voice, fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market. the barometer there, i think, is going to be resounding that our economy is hurting and the federal government has not provided the sound oversight that
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 10:00am PDT
if barack obama win virginia i'd been hard pressed to see george alan winning the senate race. there are not that many president obama/george alan voter fopz fvote vot voters. remember we're talking about 50, 70, 110,000 votes, maybe that can make the difference in some of the places. so i think people will make a decision between you know, tim kaine and george alan but who turns out, who votes, what the composition electorate look like? it can matter the margins and the margins may be where the raise decided. one quick thing to chuck's point about people who have already voted versus people who are expected to vote for romney in the ohio poll. look, chuck and i agree on this, any political operative will tell you, we much rather have the vote already cast than well we're going to vote for you. it's the difference between somebody writing you a check and somebody saying, i'll write you a check in 26 days. i get the whole -- >> or the check's in the mail. >> i get the romney argument and they're probably right for all of the reasons chuck talked about in terps of the demographi
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 2:00pm PDT
" has interviewed president obama, president or candidate, senator obama ten times. cbs, some 34 times, i believe, if i'm not mistaken. do they risk -- this is big for her to step out like this. >> dana: i don't think so. i know that the cbs executives in particular, in the newsroom and "60 minutes" are very supportive of her. not only what happened to her after she was doing the coverage in tahrir square and came home, hospitalized for a while. even afterwards. they give her big assignments, but she takes the assignments on. she not afraid. in reading the article this morning, the thing that jumped out at me, if she had espoused another view, more a view about how america it's really your fault, along those lines this wouldn't be a story. that would have been expected. because she took a tougher, harder long, she has been there. she is our eyes and ears. she is telling us, through the media, telling washington, this is not good enough to say that al-qaeda is on its heels. it's changed. we have faced real threats. not just in afghanistan, but certainly in northern africa. >> eric: is i
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 1:00am EDT
of economics we've gotten from the failed policy of president obama and from the failed policy of senator tester. >> congressman rehberg didn't answer the question why we should vote for him. the fact of the matter is, we had a broken healthcare system and we had to make some changes, and making sure people with people with preexisting condition have coverage. we have to hold insurance companies accountable. as far as the stimulus package goes, the shiloh road congressman provides avenue to get to one of your developments. it has been pretty important to billings. the fact is that the work that was done, is critically important we're going to move forward. i hope to get to that plant somewhere in here, or i will address it later on. >> thank you very much. now tom to your question for representative rehberg. >> yes representative rehberg. you have criticized american recovery and reinvestment act, our also cut the ribbon on a road project that used stimulus. in february 2009, you credited yourself for securing $42.5 million for montana project and that year consolidated appropriation bill
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. i was reading a review of the 2008 town hall debate barack obama had with senator john mccain at the time. they said he was dispassionate, he ambled when he chose his words. sound familiar? so i will say this, i agree with lz, the town hall format lowers the ball. i don't think people like head to head as much. it's more about connecting with people. >> that was tom brokaw's debate in 2008. he talked about doing a town hall debate this morning on "meet the press" and he said it was very tough. he said something like, i'm paraphrasing, my condolences to candy, because it's a tough debate to do. let's talk about joe biden for a minute and go back to last week's debate. we knew "saturday night live" would have some fun. take a look. >> first of all, i want to thank center college for hosting us this evening. >> oh, boy, here we go. >> four years ago, president obama made a promise. [ laughter ] >> that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. i mean. >> that's funny. and i have to say, do you think this will be old news by tuesday, lz? >> well, it's old new
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
, when you look back at 2008, the debate between senator mccain and then senator obama, senator obama was cutting and slashing in his presentation there, he said some very strong, if not offensive things, to senator mccain. but he also said it with his back to senator mccain. and that was interesting tactic. a direct on offensive, talking to the people asking him the question and saying the god awful things he believed to be true about senator mccain's policies. >> because of that debate, there were critics that said that senator mccain never glanced at senator obama. >> and referred to him as that one, and there was mainstream pressure on that one. we're use today oprah and phil donahue and on the fox news channel and it's the sine quanon, and so policy is important. >> in the future, it's important. but do i have the ability to be friends with the person that's asking the question even though i don't agree with them. >> and you're going to be at the debate. what are you looking for. >> i'm going to be look for the ability to connect with the audience and senator now president obama
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
the vice president, think again. remember, the young senator obama just 47 years old in 2008 when he faced senator john mccain who was 72 at the time. needless to say, then senator obama held his own. but there's no telling who will win tonight. one thing is for certain, though. they're both equally passionate and energetic winning people over to their party come november 6th. with me right now, the dynamic duo. cnn political reporter peter hamby and paul steinhauser. good to see you. paul, first things first, when we're talking about the controversial romney 47% comments, do you think biden will go there tonight where his boss did not? >> i think a lot of democrats want that to happen, brooke. there's disappointment, peter, i think that's obvious. the president wasn't going very aggressively against mitt romney over the 47% controversy, over bain capital, the tax returns. i think vice president biden is not been shy at all in the campaign trail, brooke. that's fair to say. what we're looking at tonight is, is he as aggressive going after not the guy sitting next to him but his boss, mitt
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
we're going to cover until the election day. they backed then senator obama by double digits four years ago. now women voters are evenly split on the president and mitt romney. erasing an 18-point lead that the presidt had just last month. maria cardona is in washington, or as i like to call her, mcdmc. republican strategist and cnn contributor in new york is ana navaro there. >> i like what l.c. calls me, the solution. >> that's right. we came up with that. >> can we believe the numbers? how is this going to shape tonight's vice presidential debate if anybody is putting stock in these numbers? >> i think the movement clearly come comes from the bounce that mitt romney enjoyed from his performance last week. the question, is it sustainable? look, there's no question that there was nowhere to go but up for mitt romney. because the gap was so big. the question is going into tonight's debate, will it hold? and that's going to be a big question. and i'm going to say probably not. because mitt romney gave us a big opening, even just yesterday where he continued to, i would say flip flo
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
there. >> you know, i had to laugh. because while it is true, senator obama did not have a lot of foreign policy experience, what he did to shore that up was to bring in joe biden as his vp candidate. what did mitt romney do? he brought in paul ryan who has even less, if you could imagine that, foreign policy experience except maybe perhaps voting against tougher sanctions on iran while he was in congress. as far as that argument's concerned, i think it's rather debunked. i want to read to you very quickly a quote from mitt romney from that video with the 47%. this is his -- this is his foreign policy in a nutshell. so what do you do -- this is about peace in the middle east. you say you move things along the best way you can. you hope for some degree of stability. but you recognize this is an unsolved problem and we kick the ball down the field and hope ultimately somehow something will happen and resolve it. that's what mitt romney said on foreign policy behind closed doors. whatever he says today in a couple of hours, you got to juxtapose that to that quote in the video when
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 10:00am PDT
was beating the heck out of barack obama and the positions barack obama had taken as a senator all those years, and then the minute he was chosen for the vp nomination on the democrat ticket, joe biden all of a sudden said that barack obama then was the smartest boy in the room and that he was walking on water. and i so wanted to understand what all the flip-flops were and the positions that he had taken then going from senator to vp nominee. i hope that paul ryan gets to coax that out of him because it's very important for the electorate to understand how politicians can change their minds, tear policies, their principles -- their policies, their principles, their foundational substance so quickly according to politics, not principle. megyn: do you think that either of these men will be nervous tonight? joe biden's had some 18 debates under his belt just in the recent election cycles because, of course, he was running for the democratic nomination, didn't get it, lost to barack obama, but had a lot of debates on the democratic side, and paul ryan, he's a seven-term congressman, but this is re
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
cain and senator barack obama from 2008. at 8:35 george w. bush and vice president al gore from 2000. at 10: 10:00 p.m., president george h.w. bush, bill clinton and ross perot. next tuesday watch president obama and mitt romney in their town hall debate. c-span's coverage starts at 7:00 eastern. >>> yesterday the newest member of the federal reserve said he supports the fed's most recent round of asset purchases aimed at boosting the economy. jeremy stein also said concerns about the effectiveness of future stimulus efforts by the fed are well-founded. he gave his first public speech since his appointment at the brookings institution in washington. mr. stein is a former economics professor at harvard university and a former senior obama administration advisor to treasury secretary tim geithner. this is about an hour. >> good morning. i'm the vice president and codirector of the economic studies program here at brookings. i'm pleased to introduce one of the newest governors of the federal reserve board, jeremy stein. governor stein swore the oath of office on may 30th, 2012, to fill an unexpire
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
president obama. >> but a fellow republican, senator rand paul, tells cnn that romney's approach is wrong, that more u.s. intervention in the mideast would not be effective, that our wars have fared poorly. in your opinion, what is the role of the u.s. in this region? >> first of all, we have to determine, is this region important to us? and the answer definitely is yes. because of our allies in the region from nato ally turkey which is under fire right now from syria to israel that's constantly being threatened to our gulf allies. secondly, energy. thirdly, this is the transportation and geographic hub of eurasia. fourthly, it's the cradle of civilizations in religions, it's part of our heritage. we can't walk away from the middle east, but it's a very tough, it's a very dangerous and it's a very turbulent region. and we take risks in being out there. >> former u.s. ambassador to iraq and turkey, jim jeffrey, thank you. >> thank you. >>> tens of thousands may have been given the contaminated steroid injections that are blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak, but some say they saw it com
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 1:00am EDT
that we end up with the sum of governments that we have today. we have barack obama back in the white house, democrats are holding the senate, and republicans holding the house. can you outline what you would like to happen? the thing that would be the easiest if we had republicans in the senate and in the white house as well? what happens if you have to do business, and especially with the divided government we have had? how come to get things done in washington? we have not been able to get things done in the last four years. >> the reality will face us because of the things you have been talking about. we are either in making a big deal or we are not. we are either getting the debt limit extended or not. we are either keeping a more modest but fairly important economic growth, or we are not. those issues are going to bring people to a fundamental reality that might be the same structure, but i hope not. it may be the same structure or division of authority, but it is not the same time. with it. -- you can either fix it or live with it. >> if we have the same make up that we have, p
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
we want to talk about who abandoned whom? the obama administration had two years of republican house and senate and they did not introduce the same reforms that had been introduced before. >> this is all politics. we are not the world police. we are not supposed to be the world police. you go back to george washington and he was saying, to not be the world police. what i want to know from the congressman is, will he admit he got hoodwinked on iraq? the government sold us a bill of goods about weapons of mass destruction for a country that has the gdp of a small city that was no threat there. it was no threat made or no ability to harm the united states, but here we are nine years into a war in iraq for 4,500 servicemen dead. he got faked out on that one. that is something we should not have been involved in. i wonder if the congressman would admit he was wrong? >> hindsight is 20/20. you had virtually the entire congress move along with the resolution to go to war. >> there is something happening in iran with nuclear weapons that is getting a lot of attention. how can we handle the t
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
at the top of the ticket with john mccain and barack obama. .. preparation as yes we know playing joe biden in the debate prep and congressman paul ryan in senator vice president biden's debate. what's going on inside there. how do they prepare who else is guiding congressman ryan an the president. >> let's start with ryan he spent last week and weekend in virginia doing mock debate prep, watching videos of joe biden. he watched biden's debate with sarah palin four years ago. he watched joe biden foreign policy speech from earlier this year. he watched many of the 2007 and 2008 dnc primary debate where biden is on the stage. there's a film review, and there's practice. scrimmages in the case of ryan, the former lieutenant governor of massachusetts has been playing the role of the moderator. and ted olson has been sparring as joe biden. old son has taken on the task with gusto. he got down the mannerism of joe biden as joe biden would say literally got down the mannerism and he is really playing the role and a staffer in the room told me. thing is a -- there is reading, and there is actual m
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
becoming much more crucial. what did it do for the race between romney and obama? >> i think -- first of all, i think each guy did what they had to do. paul ryan, this is his first big national moment. he was 2 years old when biden became a u.s. senator. biden has had a lifetime to be a national figure. last night in 90 minutes, paul ryan, much more than just the nomination, he began somebody -- your own poll showed people thought he was knowledgeable, competent, capable. so ryan is doing better. biden was quintessentially biden. in 2008 in his famous debate with palin, he says come with me to restaurant in wimgton wilmington. it had been closed 20 years earlier. biden was so wrong on benghazi last night it will haunt them till the next debate. >> ryan accused biden, said it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. the president did say right after the attack that it was an act of terror. and then biden said we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security. as jan pointed out, we've had house
FOX News
Oct 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
the president's signature. the senate's consent and the house. the republican house has nothing to do with it. i believe that obama's second term and lame duck strategy will be able to create global gloverance and impose through treaty the gun controls and tax increases that he cannot get through a republican house. >> steve: check it out. here come the black helicopters bound to be a new york times best seller. thank you very much. congratulations . >> brian: three minutes before the top of the hour. want to buy a gun or ammo? get ready to shell out a violence tax? is that legal. >> steve: they are famous for smashing guitars, but did you know the who nearly called themselves -- i am not going to tell you, i am going to let pete townsend tell you here on "fox and friends". ♪ ♪ ♪ >> steve: the shot of the moment. media. of all of the photos they took of mitt romney they show this one. he was preparing to pose with the students in fairfield elementary . turns out that little girl was making that face because she was surprised he was sitting down directly in front of her. the new york times
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
policy say, they say that for all practical purposes the obama administration has given up on the israeli-palestinian peace process and came in with huge expectations, george mitchell, the former u.s. senator, who negotiated the peace agreement in northern ireland, he was brought in to negotiate an israeli-palestinian peace agreement and that didn't work out well as all of us know for a variety of reasons and since then the obama administration has done very little if anything to revive and there hasn't been much effort to get the peace talks back on track. what romney is trying to do is say if he comes in, he will work on that area and knowing that it is not easy and knowing there is problems and knowing that there are palestinians and he will refer to the palestinians, for example, hamas and gaza and others who are unwilling to accept israel under any conditions and having said that, there will be other palestinians who presumably will be ready to start the peace process and see if anything can happen down the road. as you know, ashley, all of us that covered this area and you and i wer
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
't need to answer that right now. you have a president who had every single democrat in the senate vote against his budget. to say romney has to be the bigger standard than obama. >> obama put up a plan. >> we have to end this here. you certainly make tonight more interesting. >> absolutely. the debate continues. nice to see both of you. >>> and we want to go now to an update i should say of that girl whose become a hero around the world. this 14-year-old girl shot by the pakistani taliban for speaking out against them. a source inside pakistan's intelligence community tells that two people including an important suspect are now in custody. the source would not say if either of them is the gunman. elizabeth palmer is reporting from islamabad. >> reporter: malala yousufzai is still unconscious, she's on a ventilator in a military hospital near islamabad. but a family friend scribes a brain scan is offering a ray of hope. a single bullet entered her head but only grazed her brain and lodged in her chest cavity. doctors did surgery to relieve the appreciate. the next 36 hours are critical
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
's world wide security protection program pops below the 2.1 billion by the obama had been attrition the republicans cut the administration request for the security funding by 128,000,331,000,000 in fiscal 2012 and negotiations in the senate restored 88 million of the administration request so that is some background for you to name. remember our coverage at noon today when the hearing begins. tune into c-span2 watch of this morning. thanks for waiting and what are your thoughts on that? >> caller: good morning, c-span2 read i guess my main comment is that the whole purpose of affirmative action was to write a does diminish our policy over the course of history in the united states but it's not been applied appropriately. it would be more fair if it was a place on your income level so that the whole purpose of these people could have social mobility but it's not apply to people that come from low-income homes who don't necessarily have the same opportunity that many people have from middle class or upper class homes i think that creates bitterness from many people on that. last i fee
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
be accompanied by rigorous management. i mean, president obama prior to becoming president, largest management he had ostensibly the senate office. that's not exactly, you know, great training to run one of the largest enterprises known to m man. [inaudible] >> well, i'm very partial of. [laughter] >> there's a lot of ways -- [inaudible] [laughter] >> next question. the gentleman in the middle with a red tie. do you have a microphone? hold on a second. let's get a microphone to you, thank you. >> i'm jim talent with northstar policy, consulting and lobbying. we've talked about energy. i think we have enormous potential in the united states to devote our energy resources. it seems to me a lot of it is communications challenged. i mean, when you have a lisa doesn't mean you're going to find before. we talk about anwr for example, having enormous reserves but it takes a long time to actually find energy and develop it. is very expensive. how do we better communicate that to the average citizen in just its? i think that will be the key in order for us to have a sound energy policy and develop our res
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am PDT
. rick santorum, the former senator from pennsylvania well known and well respected among social conservatives. mitt romney has -- you know, the campaign, again, saying no. nothing has changed. the obama campaign is trying to, you know, portrait mitt romney as a flip-flopper, and they also go back and foint to, you know, his philosophy or his stance on abortion back when he was governor of massachusetts. that's different from now, fred. >> there's also a chance that the next president will select at least one supreme court justice. right now the court is evenly split on the issue of abortion. is romney downplaying the importance of abortion rights over the next four years? >> good question, because, yes, most likely the next president, be it president obama or mitt romney, as the first-term president will have at least one, maybe two supreme court picks to make. it is interesting here because, you know, besides what the campaigns are saying, you're seeing a lot of independent groups like planned parenthood on one side and seeing social conservatives on the other side playing this
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
night's debate. up next we're going to hear the republican side. senator ron johnson wille my guest. also michael vick's dog days may not be over. we'll tell you what he's saying now. i'm barack obama, and i approve this msage. 'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. >>> welcome back, everybody. you're watching "starting point." we're coming to you from center college in danville, kentucky. that, of course, the site of last night's vi
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama. paul ryan is a genuine american who appreciates the work done by any member of the official government, whether it's the president or whether it's a member of congress, u.s. senate. there's a great amount of respect there. and i don't thichink that's goi to be the case. obviously the vice president has had his gaffes that he has had in speeches along the way and is known for that. he is also known to be a very competent debater, a deep thinker, i believe. i think he'll prepare really well for tonight's debate. it's going to be an interesting evening to watch. if either of those candidates make it about them, i think they're making a mistake. this is about governor romney and president obama and i think they're both going to be focused on that. >> interesting point, i think. a lot people think that the v.p. debate is not all that important in these discussions. nice to see you, sir. thanks for talking with us. >> soledad, thank you very much. but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, w
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